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Lifecycle and support schedule

The Lifecycle and support schedule for Microsoft Windows products outlines the end-of-license dates, upon which all license rights to a product expire (for use, installation or distribution, by Microsoft or our Embedded OEM partners) and the date on which support for a product ends (see below for more details).

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Product name

End of License

Windows 2000 Server for Embedded Systems

March 31, 2015

Windows 2000 Professional for Embedded Systems

March 31, 2015

Windows CE 3.0

July 30, 2015

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for Embedded Systems

November 30, 2015

Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011

April 1, 2016

Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems

December 31, 2016

Windows XP Embedded (Toolkit and Runtime), all versions

January 30, 2017

Windows CE .NET 4.0

April 1, 2017

Windows CE .NET 4.1

October 29, 2017

Windows Server 2003 R2 for Embedded Systems

May 28, 2018

Windows Server 2003 for Embedded Systems

May 28, 2018

Windows Automotive 4.2

June 1, 2018

Windows CE .NET 4.2

June 1, 2018

Windows CE 5.0

August 31, 2019

Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.x, all versions

May 24, 2020

Windows Automotive 5.0

August 31, 2020

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Embedded Systems

April 1, 2021

 

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Operating System (Toolkit and Runtime), all versions

 

February 28, 2022

Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5

April 30, 2022

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems

February 6, 2023

Windows Server 2008 for Embedded Systems

May 6, 2023

Windows Embedded Standard 2009

January 8, 2024

Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

February 11, 2024

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Embedded Systems

July 9, 2024

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems

July 9, 2024

Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems

September 30, 2024

Windows Embedded Standard 7

July 27, 2025

Windows Embedded Automotive 7

February 28, 2026

Windows Embedded Compact 7

February 28, 2026

Windows Embedded POSReady 7

September 10, 2026

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for Embedded Systems

March 31, 2027

Windows Server 2012 for Embedded Systems

June 30, 2027

Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems

June 30, 2027

Windows Embedded 8 Standard

March 30, 2028

Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro

March 31, 2028

Windows Embedded 8 Pro

March 31, 2028

Windows Embedded 8 Industry

April 30, 2028

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry

April 30, 2028

Windows Embedded Compact 2013

May 31, 2028

 
 
 
 

Product name

End of support

Windows CE 3.0

October 9, 2007

Windows 2000 Server for Embedded Systems

July 13, 2010

Windows 2000 Professional for Embedded Systems

July 13, 2010

Windows CE .NET 4.0

July 10, 2012

Windows CE .NET 4.1

January 8, 2013

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for Embedded Systems

April 9, 2013

Windows Automotive 4.2

June 1, 2013

Windows CE .NET 4.2

July 9, 2013

Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems

April 8, 2014

Windows CE 5.0

October 14, 2014

Windows Server 2003 R2 for Embedded Systems

July 14, 2015

Windows Server 2003 for Embedded Systems

July 14, 2015

Windows Automotive 5.0

August 8, 2015

Windows XP Embedded (Toolkit and Runtime), all versions

January 12, 2016

Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.x, all versions

April 12, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Embedded Systems

April 12, 2016

Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011

January 9, 2018

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Operating System (Toolkit and Runtime), all versions

April 10, 2018

Windows Embedded Standard 2009

January 8, 2019

Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

April 9, 2019

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Embedded Systems

July 9, 2019

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems

July 9, 2019

Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5

January 14, 2020

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems

January 14, 2020

Windows Server 2008 for Embedded Systems

January 14, 2020

Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems

January 14, 2020

Windows Embedded Standard 7

October 13, 2020

Windows Embedded Automotive 7

March 1, 2021

Windows Embedded Compact 7

April 13, 2021

Windows Embedded POSReady 7

October 12, 2021

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for Embedded Systems

July 12, 2022

Windows Server 2012 for Embedded Systems

January 10, 2023

Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems

January 10, 2023

Windows Embedded 8 Standard

July 11, 2023

Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro

July 11, 2023

Windows Embedded 8 Pro

July 11, 2023

Windows Embedded 8 Industry

July 11, 2023

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry

July 11, 2023

Windows Embedded Compact 2013

October 10, 2023

 
 

For more information go to:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-gb/product-lifecycles.aspx

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